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Install Android 5.0.2 LiquidSmooth on Galaxy S3 I9300 Lollipop Custom Firmware

The team behind LiquidSmooth ROM has released a ROM based on latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for a relatively old Android phone, Galaxy S3 I9300. Yes, you can now enjoy all the features of Android 5.0.2 on Samsung Galaxy S3. It is the most stable Lollipop ROM out there for this device and everything works flawlessly, fast, stable and smooth. We have attached the long list of amazing features that come with this custom firmware. If interested in Android 5.0.2 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Galaxy S3 I9300 to LiquidSmooth Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM that is based on the latest AOSP release and would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your phone.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install LiquidSmooth Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy S3 I9300 with complete steps. Don’t forget to read all the tips below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding. Please make sure you backup all your data as given below because this tutorial will wipe your data. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s get to the tutorial now.


Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

LiquidSmooth Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM Details:

This amazing LiquidSmooth custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. A quick list of the main features in LiquidSmooth is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Galaxy S3 I9300:

  • Extra info about your device (About phone/tablet)
    Custom Liquid Logo in about phone/tablet
    Google bug report and ota removed
    Option to show kernel toolchain and other info by tapping kernel version in about phone/tablet
    Timeout and instant lock options added to slide unlock instead of just secure keyguard options
    Developer options enabled by default
    Navigation bar height control
    Show application package name in app info
    LiquidSmooth Stats and Updater added
    Partition size info
    Option to disable immersive messagges
    Toast animations
    Option to disable screenshot noise
    Built in superuser options with Root access options
    Hardware key rebinding
    Call blacklist options
    SMS rate limiting option
    Filter spam notifications
    Per app control for Lockscreen notifications
    Configurable 0, 90, 180 and 270 degree rotation
    Lots of settings switched from checkboxes to switchboxes
    Safe headset volume option
    Less annoying sound notifications option
    option to use volume keys to control media volume anytime
    Option to custimize device hostname
    Option to not wake up device when charge is plugged/unplugged
    Volume rocker wake up
    IME switcher notification control
    Option to disable fullscreen keyboard
    Force autorotation on IME
    Option to force show enter key
    CM’s Privacy Guard
    Increasing ringtone option
    Viper4android integrated
    Dark ui for settings
    Battery and notification light options
    Screen Density changer
    Statusbar clock customization
    Option to disable searchbar in recents
    Statusbar brightness control
    Double tap statusbar to sleep control
    Custom Lockscreen shortcuts
    Option for offscreen gestures

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy S3, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this LiquidSmooth ROM based on the latest Android 5.0.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy S3 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S3 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S3 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S3 I9300 to LiquidSmooth Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom firmware.

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Saad Khan

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